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{#JanuaryJoy - Celebrate Your Family}

By Glasgow_mummy @glasgow_mummy

{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family}{Photograph by Zoe Stewart Photography}
Today is a big day in the Glasgow Mummy house...
Not only is it my 32nd birthday, but this afternoon was registration for my son going to school in August this year.
It fits quite well with today's Florence Finds #JanuaryJoy prompt which is to 'celebrate your family'.
{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family}
My wee boy is getting so grown up...even on a day-to-day basis I notice big differences in his appearance & behavior. He's definitely not a baby or toddler anymore.
Everyone said enjoy the younger years but I had such a tough first year that I honestly didn't enjoy it all that much. 
When he was a baby I had in my head it would get easier when he reached 3 months...most people seemed to say that would be the turning point. But it didn't get better...
{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family}Brand new in the neonatal unit - he was 7 weeks early.
{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family}Looking angelic at a month old
And then I thought things might get a bit easier when he was weaned onto solids... but again, it didn't.
{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family}
{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family} It wasn't always smiles!! There were a lot of tears during year one, from him and me!
Then I thought to myself it's bound to get easier when he can sit & crawl by himself... which thankfully it did. But it took that whole first year for his behavior and mood to change. (I reckon he had an underlying tummy discomfort, maybe associated with his prematurity and pyloric stenosis.)
{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family}I wished the time away. 
And now my baby is 4 and a half years old & he's no longer my baby.
{#JanuaryJoy - celebrate your family}
He's a proper wee boy & I can't believe its time to register him for school....I mean, school!!!!!! Just seems so surreal!
As well as Florence Find's #JanuaryJoy, I'm linking up with Groovy Mums.

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